Friday, July 22, 2011

Notty


We lost our little Notty last night. When I went down to feed last night I could tell something was up. He was doing a lot of standing in the corner and panting heavily. I gave him a dose of Banamine for the pain and a drench of ammonium chloride in case of stones. He was wet around his boy parts so I knew something was getting out. Doped up on Banamine he settled down and was looking comfortable when I went to bed with every intention of calling the vet this morning. But this morning when I went to check he was dead. I have no idea what happened.
Notty was only 2 years old and was starting to fill out into a beautiful boy. I was just looking at him and thinking, Wow, he's turned out to be a nice looking buck. He came to me wild as a hawk and left this world as tame as a kitten.
He will be missed.


The girls visiting the bucks just a couple days ago.

10 comments:

Terry said...

Oh, no! I am so sorry. Sometimes it's so quick and we have no idea what gets them. At least you made him comfortable at the end.

Hoveland Family said...

:( so sorry to read about the loss of your Notty. It is good he had such loving people taking care of him on your farm.

Teresa said...

So sorry to hear this. It's never easy to lose someone we love.

frugalmom said...

Oh noooo...Im so sorry. Such a sweet boy. Hugging you right now.

Tree Hugger said...

He was lovely --- must be difficult, especially when they are this far along. Will you be able to find out what happened?

Clare said...

So sorry to hear of this loss, Wendy. Take care.

Lisa T. said...

Oh, I am so sorry--for all the joy they give us, it so hard to accept the heartbreak when they pass.

Marigold said...

Oy. Had I read this post first, I wouldn't have asked 'who?' in the other one. We are SO, SO, SORRY, Wendy. He was a beautiful boy. I guess Cora Belle had that great big boy for a reason. Feel better soon! A Peanut to you!

goatfarmer said...

Handsome and sweet and tame as a kitten. That's the best you can do in a buck.

Wrensong Farm said...

OH NO! Wendy!! :( It's been awhile since I visited your blog and I was enjoying all your recent posts until I got to this one. How sad! I think that is what I hate about "farming" the most is you never know what is going to get one of your animal friends. :( I'm sorry for your loss. Hugs! Tammy